Monday, January 10, 2011
Buttercream Bump Off by Jenn McKinlay
McKinlay incorporates Valentine's Day and a number of romances and roadblocks to those romances. Poor Mel is dating Angie's brother, Joe, a hot lawyer, who falls asleep every time he shows up at her apartment since he's working long hours on a murder case. Tate doesn't recognize that Angie loves him, and she turns everything up-side-down by dating a rock star. Then, there's the elderly man who has taken to hanging out in the bakery, eating cupcakes to try to win the raffle. And, of course, there's poor Joyce, whose hot date led to hot tub death.
Between the bakery business, their own version of "cupcake wars" with a competing bakery, and romance, it's a wonder Mel and Angie have time to investigate a murder case. But, Mel isn't going to let her mother remain the number one suspect, even if it means sneaking around Scottsdale.
Jenn McKinlay's latest mystery is funny, creative, and filled with interesting characters. Add in those cupcake recipes, and Buttercream Bump Off is a recipe for success.
Jenn McKinlay's website is http://www.jennmckinlay.com/
Buttercream Bump Off by Jenn McKinlay. Berkley Prime Crime, ©2011. ISBN 9780425239247 (paperback), 240p.
FTC Full Disclosure - The publisher sent me a copy of the book, in hopes I would review it.